Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
While we’ve covered the best flat-pack sofas, sofas under $1,000, and sleeper sofas, here we’ve rounded up the best love seats, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated love seat
“This love seat is definitely worth the money. It’s a beautiful, beautiful piece of furniture,” writes one reviewer, describing it as “Absolutely comfortable, sturdy, and a good value.” Dozens of reviewers agree that it’s “beautiful and comfortable,” and many call out its fabric. One says it “really looks and feels like leather,” while another explains that it’s “very soft and looks more expensive than what I paid for it.” Several reviewers also appreciate how well-built and sturdy the love seat is, especially the cushions. Says this reviewer with five big dogs, “These love seats have held up like you would not believe. After a year I have put covers on them only because they are in my family room and the dogs think they belong to them. But one of my dogs thinks she is a mountain goat and sleeps on the back cushion. The seat cushions are still comfortable and sturdy, and the back cushions are great.”
Best-rated (less expensive) love seat
Many reviewers with limited space gravitated toward Novogratz’s Leyla love seat, including this one who says that “this couch is perfect” for her “itty, bitty, apartment.” It’s also comfortable, “much more comfortable than every futon I’ve ever sat on,” says one reviewer. Customers also appreciate the adjustability of the love seat, like one who calls it “Brilliant! I love that both arms are adjustable. I can use it as a couch, a chaise lounge, and a bed for out of town guests.” Another reviewer use it as “a great gaming seat, study couch, and extra seating for kids during movies.” Says another, “I love that the sides adjust to four different levels of slant. I like to lie on it to read with one side laid flat and one side inclined.” One reviewer described it as “super modern-looking,” but most were impressed with its value relative to its price, like one who says, “Boy, does this thing pack a punch! So much bang for your buck. The quality is so much better than I expected for something at this price, even full price.” Another agrees, saying “I needed a futon that was inexpensive, looked good, and worked as a single bed. For the money, it is better than I expected.”
And now some micro-picks for every type of love seat you might be looking for.
Best upholstered love seat for small spaces
Several reviewers note that, for the price, this love seat is a steal. “Our expectations going into our furniture search were not exceptionally high, but boy did this love seat deliver,” says one reviewer. Another reviewer loves how great it looks: “The color and the material is fabulous. I am a professional home stager and placed this in a high-end oceanfront condo to make the living room look bigger; the homeowner loved it. This is a very versatile piece.” But many reviewers also love how well it squeezes into small spaces. “I live in a small New York City apartment on a sixth floor walkup, so finding a couch that would fit the space and that I could also get up the stairs was HUGE,” one reviewer says, adding, “I was able to fit the 71-inch couch in my living area and it is big enough to fit 3 people.” As one reviewer concludes, “I am blown away by the quality of this couch. For around $400, you simply can’t go wrong with this.”
Best faux-leather love seat for small spaces
Reviewers love how compact this love seat is, with many agreeing that it’s great for small spaces. “This is the cutest settee and fits perfectly into the tiny space that I needed it for,” says one. “I would recommend this to anyone with a small space,” says another. Customers also rave about how nice it looks: “I am blown away with how beautiful this love sofa is,” says one. Another calls it “totally adorable,” adding that it “Looks fabulous, and several visitors have commented on how much they like it.” It’s also easy to assemble and lightweight, “so it’s easy to move for vacuuming,” notes another reviewer. Still, it’s sturdy: “I have now had this for two years and it still looks new. The cushion has not sagged or crushed,” another writes. As one customer puts it, “This loveseat is super adorable, comfy, very true to size, can easily sit two, and matches my decor flawlessly.”
[Editor’s note: This loveseat is currently out of stock, but you can order it now and it will ship when it’s available, which Amazon expects will be late-August.]
Best modern love seat
“The number one plus is the easy assembly. I used zero tools to put this together,” writes one reviewer of this love seat. Another calls it, “Ridiculously easy to assemble.” And for the price, customers were also impressed with its quality and looks, with one saying that it’s “a steal for the price.” Another reviewer explains, “This thing is not too big, comfy for lazy lounging, and looks great. I’m delighted, especially for as affordable as it was.” The fact that it’s also “sturdy yet lightweight” was echoed several times, including by this reviewer, who says that it’s “not too small but lightweight and sturdy,” a testament to its quality. As this satisfied customer concludes, “The quality is really good, it feels durable, and it’s pretty comfortable, too! It’s veryyyy cozy and still has a modern look.” “Stylish,” too, another reviewer notes.
Best firm love seat
This love seat from Rivet is firm, a quality that reviewers appreciate, like this one who says that “the comfort level is really impressive.” Another writes, “It’s perfect for me, meaning it’s a bit on the firm side, so you don’t sink into the cushions and feel like a potato anytime you’re on it. Think firm support that’s comfortable enough to nap on.” Another customer agrees that this love seat has “nice firm cushions, our preference.” Reviewers also note how easy it is to assemble: “Just open the hidden compartment zipped away at the bottom, take out the feet, and screw them in.” It’s also “well made and sturdy,” says a reviewer, with another agreeing that it’s “comfortable and solid quality, and I can sit on it for hours.” Another reviewer calls it “the perfect length for my narrow living room,” while another says it’s a “great loveseat for a small apartment.”
Best mid-century modern love seat
“What a gorgeous piece of furniture,” writes a reviewer of Modway’s mid-century loveseat. “It is literally everything I imagined it to be: sturdy, elegant, and it has the perfect balance of practicality with mid-century modern style that makes it stand out in any living room setting,” raves another. The fabric is very nice, too, according to reviewers, like this one who says that it’s “soft to the touch. Not soft as in crushed velvet or faux suede, but soft as in an often-washed pair of fine quality jeans.” Assembly is a breeze, with this reviewer saying that “all you have to do is add the legs,” and another who adds that “I assembled it in less than 10 minutes with no special tools.” Reviewers also note that is a firm sofa, a feature that many people appreciate, like this reviewer who says “it provides firm support, which is my preference — I don’t like furniture I sink into.” Says another, “the cushions are firm but not hard and the piece is very sturdy.” “I think the cushions will hold their shape well,” concludes another. For the price, it’s a solid option: “Definitely recommend for someone looking for mid century mod on a budget.”
Best oversized love seat
Reviewers love the larger size of this love seat, including one who explains, “The 74-inch sofa is smaller than a sofa but much more room than a loveseat. We love it.” They add that “it is deep sitting and would serve taller people well.” Another reviewer agrees, calling it “a nice, hefty piece and ideal for our space that was too small for a couch but too big for a smaller loveseat.” Customers also love how comfortable it is, like this one who says that the love seat “was everything I expected. It was the perfect amount of comfy; not too firm.” The fabric is another highlight, with one reviewer describing it as “soft. The quality is superb, stitching is tight, seams are straight, and cushions can be removed, washed, and flipped, which was a huge selling point for me.” The fabric is also easy to spot clean, according to another reviewer who writes, “My cat already threw up on the sofa and it cleaned up beautifully leaving no stain behind.”
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